Auroral Chorus II: The Music of the Magnetosphere
A wonderful collection of Earth's mysterious (VLF) audio-frequency "Natural Radio" signals of Earth's Magnetosphere. "The Music of the Magnetosphere."
This album, originally released as 1040 CD copies in the year 2000 (as a single 52 minute CD set), follows up the wildly successful double-CD set Irdial-Discs' "Electric Enigma" released in London, UK, in 1996. However, in addition to the track-descriptions available with the CD-version, this Internet Archive online-version contains a PDF-book with more elaborate explanations of the phenomena, photos of the various 1996 to 1998 recording expeditions undertaken, and additional audio-files made from the source archive cassette tapes.
I also have included herein a few other PDF booklets and image-files of how you can listen to these signals, too.
You can also download "Auroral Chorus III: The Music of the Magnetosphere" limited-release double-CD set on Internet Archive - Parts 1 and 2.
Auroral Chorus IV: Desert Whistlers, Trains, and Loma Prieta Earthquake audio archive from October 1989: I have uploaded (on 29 Sept. 2010) a NEW Album here at IA.
NEW: In February 2014 I have been uploading audio-file copies of some of my tape-cassette archives of the three natural VLF radio recording expeditions undertaken that pertain to this album (i.e. all of the 20 Tracks of Auroral Chorus II have been made from recordings made during these particular three expeditions done in June and August 1996 as well as June 1998).
Stephen P. McGreevy (N6NKS) - April 2010 | Updated January & February 2014.
1 - Track01-AlbertaWaveringTonesjunu96mono
2 - Track 02-AlbertaNose Whistler june 96-mono
3 - Track03-Alberta Nose Whistlers June 96-mono
4 - Track 04-anothernose-whistler-example-Alberta june 96
5 - Track 05-nosewhistler example-third examples-June96
6 - Track 06-high and med pitch chorus manitoba aug96
7 - Track 07-extended-duration risers-manitoba aug 96
8 - Track 08- rarerlow-pitchextended duration risers MB- aug 96
9 - Track 09-chorus trains- manitoba aug 96
10 - Track 10- dawn chorus-STEREO- Alberta June 1998
11 - Track 11-whistlers-STEREO-Alberta June 98
12 - Track 13-whistlers3-STEREO-Alberta June 98
13 - Track 14-whistlers4-STEREO-Alberta June 98
14 - Track 15-dawn Chorus-STEREO-Alberta June 98
15 - Track 16-dawn chorus2-STEREO-AlbertaJune 98
16 - Track 17-DawnChorus3-STEREO-Alberta June 98
Source cassette-tapes (ADD)Run time 52 min. + extras
17 - Track 18-Dawn CHorus4-STEREO-AlbertaJune 98
Natural VLF Radio recordings + public-domain = The Music of the Magnetosphere (www.auroralchorus.com)
Dirk D. Anderson
June 6, 2013
Auroral Chorus: The Music of the Magneosphere
No doubt about it Radio has got to be about the strangest hobby, not to mention the "participants" it seems to attract.
Nonetheless, fascinating, educational, and beautifull. I first heard these recordings about ten years ago.
Mr S.P. McGreevy is to be commended for his unselfish furthering of the Radio Arts...he has motivated,and inspired countless others.
In this age of "Tech Gadgets" and this obnoxious cell phone chorus imposed upon one in every language imaginable, in the public square it is refreshing to listen to something as unique and beautifull as this.
Other possible topics of Radio interest could in include: "Numbers Stations" (Yes, the damn things are real, I've listened to tons of them, Nasa's project "Jove" and "Inspire" and finally: the Air Force Global Communications system (Remotely controlled from Andrews AFB). Yes that's real to, I've heard it many times on the listed "Public Frequencies" Go Figure!
Since getting into this hobby, I'll never be the same! However, yes I will reniew my Amateur Operators License.
June 1, 2010
The stereo recordings are especially interesting, though this is not meant to mean that Auroral Chorus II is better than Electric Enigma.
We are thankful for these beautiful recordings Mr. McGreevy! Also, that you share them with us for free. You have introduced VLF phenomena for the generations in the 21st Century. Wishing you the best from Hungary!